Why tip a venue???
Because I said so!!!!
OK... with that said.... without the performance venues, there will be no performances. Many owners pay performers to appear at their venues. BUT... just like you having to either rent a house or buy land and pay Linden Labs a tier fee each month to keep it.... so do the venue owners. This is either paid out-of-pocket because they're simply nice folks and want to promote performances in Second Life .... or... it is covered by an associated business they run. MUCH of the Lindens used to pay those fees should come from tips from the audience whenever you're at a venue being entertained.
What does a venue Tip Jar look like???
It can look like most anything... depending on the theme of the venue. Here are some snapshots of Tip Jars from some of my favorite venues.
How do you tip a Tip Jar???
Right-click on any Tip Jar and you will then see this familiar wheel with the option to PAY.
You can quickly choose one of the amounts listed OR you can fill in an amount of your choice. Keep in mind that $L 1000 is only about $4 in the US.... so a night of entertainment should be worth more than $L 20.... right??? Thanks!!!